Padres Editorial: Should the Padres be Playing Jabari Blash More?

April 20, 2016

When the San Diego Padres dealt Yonder Alonso and Marc Rzepczynski to the Oakland Athletics in early December, not only did they receive a great left-handed pitcher in Drew Pomeranz and a decent LHP prospect in Jose Torres, but the team also attained a player to be named later from the A’s. That PTBNL turned out to be the first player selected in the 2016 Rule-5 Draft. Jabari Blash was…

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Padres Editorial: Derek Norris & His Offensive Struggles Could Lead to a Trade

April 19, 2016

As the 2016 season opened up, the San Diego Padres had a surplus of quality catchers on their 40-man roster. With the acquisition of Christian Bethancourt from the Atlanta Braves for Casey Kelly, the Padres have three catchers that are ready and able to contribute right now at the major league level. Derek Norris, Austin Hedges and Bethancourt provide excellent depth for the Padres at a position that is weak…

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Padres Series Preview: Pittsburgh Pirates vs San Diego Padres

April 19, 2016

The last place N.L. West San Diego Padres will start a series today against the second place N.L. Central Pittsburgh Pirates at Petco Park. The Friars are coming off a series in which they lost two out of three games from the Arizona Diamondbacks. Sadly for the Pads this last series against the D-backs has been their second best series performance of the season. There was quite a few positives…

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Down on the Farm: Padres Minor League Week Two in Review

April 18, 2016

Despite a rough week at the big league level for the San Diego Padres, the Padres minor league affiliates had a slightly better week overall. Although their combined record was only 11-14, all four minor league teams had some outstanding performances, both pitching and hitting. Here is the Padres minor league week in review for week two of the 2016 season. Triple-A: El Paso Chihuahuas (1-5) Monday: L 3-6 Tuesday:…

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Padres Series Recap: Padres Lose 2 of 3 from Diamondbacks

April 18, 2016

The San Diego Padres have lost yet another series, but this wasn’t necessarily a series which the Padres should be wining. Unlike the previous series against the Philadelphia Phillies, the D-backs are a solid team. This series was going to be a tough one among two teams which really seem to be quite even in this moment in time. The Diamondbacks with their stacked team and their struggles and pressures…

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Padres News: Quantifying the Padres Early Season Offensive Struggles

April 16, 2016

Just ten games into the 2016 season, it’s been a bit of a rough start for the San Diego Padres. Through ten games the team sits at 3-7, and have been shut out in five of those ten games. The pitching staff has been good enough, but the Padres offense has gone quiet. After an opening series sweep against the Los Angeles Dodgers, one in which the Padres scored zero…

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Padres News: Struggles with the Padres Bullpen are Coming

April 15, 2016

Struggles with the Padres bullpen are coming. Early in the 2015 season, the San Diego Padres looked like they finally turned their program around, and finally looked like a playoff team. With key additions like Matt Kemp, Derek Norris, Will Myers, James Shields, Justin Upton, and Craig Kimbrel, the Padres finally looked set. So they made the playoffs right? Not quite. The Padres finished with a 74-88 record, finished 4th…

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Padres Series Preview: San Diego Padres vs Arizona Diamondbacks

April 15, 2016

If you could only use one word to describe the San Diego Padres season so far it would have to be “inconsistency”. The Padres of course did not score a single run in the opening series against the Dodgers. After that the Friars went on to score 32 in a three-game series at Coors Field. Now most recently and most surprisingly of all the Padres were held to only five…

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Padres Series Recap: Bats Go Cold as Padres Lose 3 of 4 in Philly

April 14, 2016

The San Diego Padres came into “The City of Brotherly Love” with a renewed sense of worth. The team was flat-out embarrassed at home in their opening series by the Dodgers. They looked to prove the critics wrong in Denver. A trip to Colorado proved productive for the Padres as they took two out of three from the Rockies. Of course the thin air in Colorado can be really healing…

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Padres News: A Closer Look at Andrew Cashner’s Early Season Performance

April 14, 2016

The San Diego Padres are now nine games into the season and currently sit at three wins and six losses. After an opening series sweep, in which they were outscored 25-0, the Padres took two out of three in Colorado before losing two of the first three in the four game series in Philadelphia this week. After an offensive outburst in Colorado, the Padres offense has once again been anemic…

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Padres News: Robbie Erlin Poised for Success in 2016

April 13, 2016

When Tyson Ross went down with injury, Padres fans heart sank into their chests. After a brutal opening series against the division rival Los Angeles Dodgers in which the team was outscored 25-0, news of their ace being disabled was horrific. Ross was to have a break out year in 2016 and take his game to a whole new level. We will have to wait and see if Ross can…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 17 with FanGraphs Dan Farnsworth

April 12, 2016

In this 17th episode of the Padres EVT Podcast we bring you Dan Farnsworth of FanGraphs. Dan is the lead prospect analyst for the site and he provides excellent coverage of all the major league teams including our San Diego Padres. We learn a little bit about Dan and how he came into the area of baseball that he is in. He tells us a little bit about FanGraphs and…

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